Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Derry toilet spy priest gets promotion

A Catholic priest who was banned from a shopping centre after he was caught spying on people in a men's toilet has been given a promotion, it has emerged.

Fr Patrick McGarvey (43) has been appointed parish priest of Fanad, Co Donegal, by Bishop of Raphoe Philip Boyce.

The elevation took place at a special Mass at St Mary's in Fanavolty last month.

Fr McGarvey was caught by undercover police at the Foyleside shopping centre in Derry in August 2004 watching people go to the public toilets there.

Police officers had carried out an investigation after complaints from members of the public

The priest was charged with indecency. In June 2005 he pleaded guilty and was given a two-year conditional discharge.

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